"Debating Hate Crime examines the language used by parliamentarians, senators, and committee witnesses to debate Canada's hate laws. Drawing on discourse analysis, semiotics, and critical psychoanalysis, Allyson Lunny explores how the tropes, metaphors, and other linguistic signifiers used in these debates expose the particular concerns, trepidations, and anxieties of Canadian lawmakers and the expert witnesses called before their committees. In so doing, Lunny reveals and interrogates the meaning and social signification of the endorsement of, and resistance to, hate law. The result is a rich historical and analytical account of some of Canada's most passionate public debates on victimization, rightful citizenship, social threat, and moral erosion."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-219) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : the political and affective language of hate Hate propaganda and the spectre of the Holocaust Legislating victims of hate Bill C-250 : a censoring of religious freedom or a protection against hate? The trans "bathroom bill" The baby and the bathwater : the repeal of Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.